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Unread 05-24-2004, 07:48 AM

Help! I am going to go crazy! This insomnia is out of control. I have not slept for more than 2 hours at a time since surgery. And last night it took me hours to even fall asleep! Something has to give!! Any advice??
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Unread 05-24-2004, 07:57 AM

Yeah...what's up with this? I'm learning a lot here, so I'll probably find the answer to this one here, too. I 've seen a lot of reference to this, and thought it might be the pain killers, but I haven't hardly taken any since my surgery. (And, yes, I am in some extreme pain!) The Lortabs didn't help, and I figured they were what was keeping me awake. So, the dr gave me percocets, which I have taken once, and had a very bad night. When I finally slept, I had terrible dreams. So, I have a full bottle of those sitting here. But, last night I had some pretty terrible dreams when I finally slept. (Hey...I just realized...if it's not the pain med causing the loss of sleep and the "dreams", I may as well take it! I am hurting SO bad!) DUH!
Unread 05-24-2004, 12:48 PM

I know how you feel. I had the same experience after surgery and it was horrible. I ended up going to another Doctor who prescribed Zanax. This worked to get me back on track. I tried Ambien but had horrible nightmares however it may be fine for you. Try relaxing at night before bedtime by reading or taking a warm bath. Also taking a walk to tire yourself out may help. Good luck and remember, it does improve.

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Unread 05-24-2004, 12:59 PM

I also had a terrible time sleeping. I have taken meletonin to help me to get to sleep and it has worked wonders. I did ask my Dr about interaction with other drugs I am taking, currently Motrin and Darvocette and he said no problem.
So, meletonin is what'sworking best for me. I use the sublingual, which dissolves under your tongue and gets into your bloodstream more quickly.
Good luck and sweet dreams!
Unread 05-24-2004, 09:14 PM

I have always fallen asleep easily, but then I would wake up after 2-3 hours and not be able to get back to sleep for hours. Obviously I was exhausted & irritable. After my surgery it got even worse; I worried about everything throughout the night. After 6 months I couldn't take it anymore. I went to the doctor & he said being able to fall asleep, but waking up a few hours later & not going back to sleep is a sign of depression. He put me on Paxil 20 mg. per day & now I can stay asleep the entire night. I feel great. I suggest asking the doctor if an anti-depressant could help you. Each person is different, but it does not hurt to ask.
Unread 05-24-2004, 11:20 PM

WOW! I thought I had insomnia due to the fact I stayed 9 days in the castle and you never know if its day or night in that place! LOL
I cant sleep at night that much and I usually wake up it seems 20 times at least! I had a TVH and BSO. Complications with pnemonia after surgery so I have no idea why my body is going nuts!


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